Q&A: Amy Schumer on her Golden Globe nom: ‘I might not even take my Lexapro today’
Recent Golden Globe nominee Amy Schumer called in from New York to spill on her nod for best performance by an actress in “Trainwreck.” And the comedy actress already has one thing on her mind -- she’s going for the EGOT.
Hi! I did it! I’m so excited. I woke up at 8:30 and my phone had nothing going on, so I was like, “I didn’t get it.”
Thank you for not pretending you were asleep.
Just like in those Daily Mail paparazzi pictures you’ve been posting?
Let me put on a puffy jacket and no makeup and disappointing glasses and then I think I’ll be ready for them. I can’t even handle it. This means more Daily Mail pictures!
Is your sister with you?
Kim will be asleep for two more hours. I was very alone. In my bed. My first text was from Chris Rock, and he wrote, “Golden Globes, mother...!”
Did you meet with the Hollywood Foreign Press?
I met the Hollywood Foreign Press, and they’re, like, the best. I was like, I could get down with these people. Let’s go and get [drunk] together and have fun! I just hear these awards are so fun, and no one ever says anything is fun. And Jen [Lawrence] and Brie [Larson] will be there!
Oh, yeah -- this will be your first award show with J-Law!
What is this gonna to do our friendship? Our friendship will be on the rocks!
Do you know Ricky Gervais?
I met him once and I really like him. I think he’s probably gonna go after me because I made a joke about him during some award show. I think he’s a really good host.
After such a successful year, does a nomination recognizing your acting feel special?
Oh, totally. This is like, oh my God, you guys. So crazy nice. I’m so proud. I’m freaking out. I might not even take my Lexapro today. Maybe I can have a ... orgasm.
WINNER: miniseries actress - Lady Gaga
NOMINATED: miniseries(Suzanne Tenner / TNS)
NOMINATED: motion picture comedy; comedy actor - Christian Bale, Steve Carell; screenplay(Paramount Pictures / TNS)
NOMINATED: motion picture drama; drama actress - Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara; director - Todd Haynes; original score(Courtesy of The Weinstein Compan / The Weinstein Company)
NOMINATED: drama actor - Eddie Redmayne; supporting actress - Alicia Vikander; original score(Agatha A. Nitecka / Focus Features)
WINNER: drama actress - Taraji P. Henson
NOMINATED: drama series(Chuck Hodes / FOX)
NOMINATED: miniseries; miniseries actress - Kirsten Dunst; miniseries actor - Patrick Wilson(Chris Large / FX)
WINNER: comedy actress - Jennifer Lawrence
NOMINATED: motion picture comedy(Merie Weismiller Wallace / 20th Century Fox)
NOMINATED: drama series; drama actor - Wagner Moura(Daniel Daza / Netflix)
NOMINATED: motion picture drama; director - George Miller(Jasin Boland / TNS)
WINNER: supporting actor - Christian Slater; drama series
NOMINATED: drama actor - Rami Malek(Sarah Shatz / USA)
NOMINATED: comedy series; best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television - Uzo Aduba(JoJo Whilden / Netflix / TNS)
NOMINATED: drama series; drama actress - Caitriona Balfe; supporting actor - Tobias Menzies(Ed Miller / Starz Entertainment)
WINNER: drama actress - Brie Larson
NOMINATED: motion picture drama; screenplay(George Kraychyk / A24)
NOMINATED: motion picture drama; director - Tom McCarthy; screenplay(Kerry Hayes / TNS)
WINNER: supporting actress - Kate Winslet; screenplay
NOMINATED: drama actor - Michael Fassbender; original score(Francois Duhamel / Universal Pictures)
WINNER: comedy actor - Matt Damon; motion picture comedy
NOMINATED: director - Ridley Scott(Giles Keyte / 20th Century Fox / TNS)
WINNER: director - Alejandro González Iñárritu; drama actor - Leonardo DiCaprio; motion picture drama
NOMINATED: original score(Kimberley French / 20th Century Fox)
NOMINATED: motion picture comedy; comedy actress - Amy Schumer(Mary Cybulski / Universal Pictures)
NOMINATED: comedy series; comedy actor - Jeffrey Tambor; supporting actress - Judith Light(Beth Dubber / Amazon Studios)
NOMINATED: comedy series; comedy actress - Julia Louis-Dreyfus(Handout / TNS)
NOMINATED: miniseries actor - Mark Rylance; supporting actor - Damian Lewis(Giles Keyte / Masterpiece / BBC)
OK, so abstaining from antidepressants -- how else will you celebrate?
I have boxing in 20 minutes, and then I go to work. We’re almost done writing the new season [of “Inside Amy Schumer”]. And [co-writer] Jessi Klein is moving to L.A. soon. If it wasn’t for her, none of this would have happened. She made me make the TV show of my dreams.
What if you get a Golden Globe and an Emmy in the span of a year?
I want a Grammy and a Tony. I want an EGOT. I have, no joke, gotten offers to make an album after people heard I was working with Guy [O’Seary.] Like, “we want her to make an album.” Ew, can you imagine me singing?
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